07085555 is referenced by 191 patents and cites 80 patents.

Location-blocking and identity-blocking services that can be commercially offered by a service promoter, e.g., a cellular service provider or a web advertiser. In the identity-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the current physical location of a mobile subscriber (i.e., a cellular phone operator) to a third party (e.g., a web advertiser) subscribing to the identity-blocking service. However, the service promoter may not send any identity information for the mobile subscriber to the third party. On the other hand, in the location-blocking service, the service promoter may disclose the mobile subscriber's identity information to the third party, but not the current physical location of the mobile subscriber. Blocking of the mobile subscriber's identity or location information may be desirable for privacy reasons, to comply with a government regulation, or to implement a telecommunication service option selected by the mobile subscriber. However, in the case of the mobile subscriber requesting emergency help, the service promoter may not block identity and/or location information. Instead, the service promoter may send all such information to the emergency service provider (e.g., the police or a hospital).

Title
Location blocking service from a web advertiser
Application Number
9/740373
Publication Number
7085555 (B2)
Application Date
December 19, 2000
Publication Date
August 1, 2006
Inventor
Robert T Moton Jr
Alpharetta
GA, US
Mark J Enzmann
Roswell
GA, US
Samuel N Zellner
Dunwoody
GA, US
Agent
Thomas Kayden Horstemeyer & Risley
Assignee
BellSouth Intellectual Property Corporation
DE, US
IPC
H04Q 7/20
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